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2014 Volunteer Income Tax Clinics

Do you have low-income clients who need their income taxes done?

Click here for the 2014 KCR Volunteer Income Tax Clinic List.

CSAE-BC Okanagan Inaugural Roundtable

Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Time: 7:30am – Networking breakfast
8:00am – 9:30am – Presentation & Roundtable
Location: Delta Grand Okanagan Resort & Conference Centre, 1310 Water Street
Kelowna, BC
Cost: $26.25 for members / $36.75 for non-members
Breakfast included (Price includes GST – GST#R106866890)
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This is the inaugural Roundtable meeting and presentation for the Okanagan region of the Canadian Society of Association Executives BC chapter (CSAE-BC).

The aim is to bring together those who work in the not-for-profit sector to share knowledge and best practices.

Kicking off with a networking breakfast, this session will feature:
Seeing the opportunity in the obstacle: The not-for-profit’s role in our ever-changing society
A presentation by Ellen Boelcke, Executive Director, Kelowna Community Resources

With new issues and barriers continuously arising, we are often faced with the challenge of being forced to make significant changes while ensuring we are true to our core mission. By focusing on the opportunities of change rather than the obstacles, we will be able to more successfully navigate the always changing landscape of the not-for-profit industry.

There will also be an opportunity to share peer best practices and common challenges within the association/not-for-profit industry in the Okanagan and beyond.

Anyone working in the not-for-profit/association sector is encouraged to attend. Both CSAE members and non-CSAE members are welcome.

About the Speaker
Ellen Boelcke, Executive Director, Kelowna Community Resources

Ellen received a Bachelor of Arts focusing on administration and management and a Master’s Degree in Education specializing in andragogy and career development from the University of Alberta. She has over 28 years of experience in the social service sector in both Alberta and BC, within both government and community agencies. Presently, she holds the position of Executive Director with Kelowna Community Resources, a multiservice not-for-profit agency in the Central Okanagan.

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-Source: Tim Read, Manager, Human Resources Management Association, 22 September 2014

Make a Difference: Volunteers Needed

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Get Involved: Volunteering Central Okanagan Style 2014

GetInvolved2013-500Looking for more information on volunteering in the Central Okanagan? Check out the latest Volunteering Central Okanagan Style magazine newly released at the 2014 Okanagan Volunteer Opportunities Fair.

To learn more about volunteering opportunities in the Central Okanagan, check out the Volunteer Opportunities Database.

Okanagan Volunteer Opportunities Fair – September 20th

Saturday, September 20th, 2014
10:00am – 3:00pm
Parkinson Recreation Centre, 1800 Parkinson Way, Kelowna

This annual event — now in its 17th year — draws 75+ local non-profit organizations who need volunteers to support the programs and services that make our community a better place to live. They are looking forward to meeting and talking with new volunteers face-to-face and providing all the information they need to find their volunteering ‘home’.

For volunteers, this event represents a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn about each organization, and how their personal involvement can make a difference in our community. One stop, with all the answers they need to make their choice (Or choices!) on where they will give of their time. At the Fair, we all come together to help make Kelowna a great place to live!

September Monthly Bulletin

The September Monthly Bulletin has been released!

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Immigrant Services – Pre-Employment Series

Dates: See schedule below
Location: KCR, #120-1735 Dolphin Avenue, Kelowna

Description: Are you thinking about starting to look for work? Are you unemployed, new to the Canadian job market or need to update your skills? Are you not sure of which direction to go? Our Pre-Employment Program will help you get ready for your job search. Topics include:

  • Creating Resumes and Cover Letters
    Tuesday, October 14th, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
  • Discovering Yourself, Your Skills and Interests
    Friday, October 17th, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
  • Finding a Job in the Canadian Job Market
    Monday, October 20th, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
  • Gaining Canadian Experience and Networks
    Friday, October 24th, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
  • Labour Market Information and Identifying Career Choices
    Monday, October 27th, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
  • Keeping the Job: Understanding Canadian Workplace Culture
    Friday, October 31st, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

To Register: Contact Aimee at ac.rcknull@eemia or by phone at 250.763.8008 x140 or Latif at ac.rcknull@fital or by phone at 250.763.8008 x127.

Child minding services will be provided if requested in advance

Come Visit Immigrant Services at the West Kelowna World Music Festival

Date: Saturday, August 23rd, 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: Memorial Park, 3737 Old Okanagan Highway (behind Johnson Bentley Memorial Pool)
Cost: Admission to all performances is free

Description: West Kelowna World Music Festival is an artistic showcase, flavoured with the many cultures of the Okanagan Valley. This event is also family focused, offering kids’ zone, multicultural food fair and all ages entertainment lineup.

From 5:00pm – 7:30pm, Come see KCR’s Fashions of the World booth and get a photo souvenir of you in a traditional outfit from around the world. You will also see how your name would look in a different language.

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2014 United Way Kelowna Campaign Kick Off

Date: Friday, September 5th, 7:30am – 9:30am
Location: Delta Grand Okanagan Resort, 1310 Water St

Join us at the United Way Kick Off Breakfast for the 2014 Campaign
Proudly sponsored by the Gorman Bros. Lumber and The Delta Grand Hotel

Learn how collectively, we can positively impact the three core areas that the United Way is focused on supporting

  1. Helping Kids Be All They Can Be,
  2. Assisting people through From Poverty to Possibility and
  3. Working towards building a Strong Community

The Kick-Off Breakfast is an amazing opportunity to learn how our community partners and agencies work to help 1 in 3 people in our region, and to learn about our exciting programs and new initiatives from this year’s campaign. The more we understand about the resources in our community, the stronger we are, together.

This year, our focus is My Story, My United Way and My Community, it’s up to each of us to be the difference we want to see. Come and enjoy breakfast while networking with our volunteers and participating businesses as they share their passion and their reason for being involved with you, by telling their story.

Together, our stories can make change happen-join us in the movement.

Seating is limited so book your tickets now!

KCR August Monthly Bulletin

The August Monthly Bulletin has been released!

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The Crisis Line is looking for Volunteers!

The Crisis Line is looking for empathetic, reliable and committed people to answer calls from individuals in our community experiencing relationship problems, isolation, and mental health concerns.

What we offer our volunteers:
• A way to expand your academic/work experience and build your resume
• Training that will enhance interpersonal and communication skills
• A greater understanding of human behavior
• An enriching way to give back to our community

If you are looking for a powerful and rewarding way to affect the lives of individuals and families in need and can make a 6 month commitment of approximately 16 hours per month to provide support to our callers – we need you!

The Crisis Line is taking applications now for our next training session which starts on September 4th, seating is limited – please call Janet at 250.763.8058 x233 or ac.rcknull@enilsisirc for more information.